OpenLDAP setup on Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2
sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Fri Feb 5 21:35:06 UTC 2010
On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 04:16:49PM -0500, David Hopkins wrote:
> And ... at the risk of raising ire, while setting up the server can be
> difficult, setting up an ldap client should not be so hard. IHMO RedHat has
> it done correctly with a simple GUI, enter the ldap server IP address, click
> OK, and you're done. Doesn't get any simpler.
Debian, and by extention, debian based distros, have always maintained that
debconf shall be the way that conf shall be done. It's more a debconf
limitation than anything else.
I can spend a few minutes this weekend, and get a simplified procedure written
down. The problem, as with anything to do with LDAP, is in the details.
> For Ubuntu, which I really want to use as a replacement for my RedHat
> servers and move to LTSP 5 from 4.2, I have now tried the install 3 times
> and just the install has behaved differently each time. Not sure why .. I
> installed the same packages each time.
Have you been doing apt-get *purge* package? Otherwise, you're leaving conf
files about, and debconf will be trying to re-use perhaps incorrectly set up
configs. Getting you nowhere fast.
> I can't get to the IRC channel while at the school. The state blocks all IRC
> at the firewalls.
Seems a little short-sighted of the state to not allow for an authenticating
proxy to allow you through.
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Legal Aid Manitoba | vanish, but grass is immortal. -- Brian Ingalls
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